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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:38 AM

The second most dangerous man in America


The second most dangerous man in America
By Jeffrey C. Billman


(Detroit Metro Times) Maggie Haberman tweeted something the other day that I found remarkable. Promoting a story on President Trump's attacks about voting by mail, The New York Times White House correspondent wrote that Trump was "accelerating his attacks on the integrity of the elections" because he was "unable to stop (Joe) Biden's rise or modulate his own behavior."

Even facing humiliation in November, the president can't control himself or stop tilting at conspiratorial windmills. He's a cokehead on a bender, in other words, or a toddler who needs a nap, only he has the federal government at his disposal and no compunction about using it to his own ends.

So we can agree, then, that Donald Trump is the most dangerous man in America (and if you believe his niece, the world.) But barring a dramatic reversal, he'll leave office in six months with few meaningful victories beyond the ideologues he's appointed to the bench.

In the long run, the second most dangerous man in America might leave a more damaging legacy.

Since his appointment last year, Attorney General William Barr has enabled and encouraged Trump's autocratic fetishes, laying the groundwork for a vast expansion of executive power that answers to neither court nor Congress, aided by a Department of Justice that has forsaken any shred of independence to brazenly function as a White House consigliere. ...............(more)

https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/the-second-most-dangerous-man-in-america/Content?oid=24838581




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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:44 AM

1. Absolutely, "Barr," a very dangerous character! n/t

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:44 AM

2. Sobering list.

Every time the GOP gets in control there's a mess to cleanup afterwards. How is it that so many Americans don't see that?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:22 PM

3. Barr is an Opus Dei crypto-fascist religious fanatic

who would like to see the U.S. to be like Spain under Franco. Trump is Barr's Franco.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:34 PM

4. He is, indeed.

And he needs to be put in the dungeon for the rest of his days on earth.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:20 PM

5. Or would like the U.S. to be like Chile under Pinochet

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:19 PM

6. Naw.He's far more radical than Pinochet

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 11:59 PM

7. He must hate Pinochet for having been able to torture people to death, kill anyone in his road,

for having been someone who terrorized everyone who was considered "leftist" even have one of his own diplomats slaughtered on the streets of Washington, D.C., after having tortured him wildly earlier.

Pinochet most surely COULD murder anyone and get by with it, which he did.

Despicable shame he was never brought to justice, seemingly giving up the ghost before he could be sent to prison.

His most infamous torturer was Osvaldo Romo, whose name sickened far too many people:





Young Osvaldo Romo





Richard M. Nixon, with the help of Henry Kissinger, and the CIA worked together with Pinochet to overthrow the elected socialist President Salvador Allende, bomb the Presidential offices with Chilean military bombers, and they continued to work together to make sure he stayed in power, controlling all the news media in Chile, before the election, during, and long, long after, to make sure everyone saw Chilean events the way Washington and Pinochet wanted. Nixon and the CIA and Pinochet dictated what was printed by El Mercurio, owned by Augustin Edwards, who was only too happy to profit from the arrangement, having hated Allende in the first place.

The interview with Univision and Osvaldo Romo, while he discusses his career as Pinochet's monster torturer (the most well known of them) who enjoyed his work:

Most definitely evil, graphic language from Osvaldo Romo:

Confessing Evil
A Performative Approach to Perpetrators: Confessions and Chilean Memory Politics

https://www.javeriana.edu.co/blogs/ildiko/files/Confessing-Evil.pdf



Clearly, Pinochet, the dictator who said, "Not a blade of grass moves in Chile without my permission" was a little more maniacally engaged in evil actions than even Trurmp.

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